DON'T BUY DEL MONTE SARDINES
by Southern Africa Support Committee
Pasadena, California, United States
Undated, most likely early to mid-1977, possibly 1976 or 1978
Leaflet asking people to not buy Del Monte sardines or shop in any store that sells them. The leaflet says Del Monte cans $1.4 million worth of sardines in South Africa that are caught from Walvis Bay, Namibia in violation of a United Nations declaration prohibiting companies from taking natural resources from Namibia. The leaflet says Del Monte directly helps the South African government stay in power by paying taxes. In addition to Namibia, Del Monte also exploits workers and extracts fish resources in Kenya, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Mexico, the Philippines and 14 other countries.
Used by permission of a former member of the Southern Africa Support Committee.
Collection: Carol B. Thompson and Bud Day Papers on Southern Africa, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections